This  informal workshop is aimed at new or inexperienced users of the collection. It will be of interest to anyone tracing European ancestors who were born, married or died in South Asia before independence in 1947 – 1948. The session covers: Introduction to the wealth of material in the India Office archives for family history […]

Researching Ancestors in the Army in India is a FREE workshop looking at biographical sources for military personnel in India is being held at the British Library on 26 October 14.00-17.00. No previous knowledge of the subject is expected or required. If, therefore, you believe you have European ancestors who served in the Indian sub-continent, whether as officers or […]

Programme 10.00 FIBIS experts answer your research questions 12.00 Break for Lunch. There is a café on the premises for light lunches. 13.15 AGM 14.00 Film and presentation by Andrew McMeekin: “Thomas McMeekin’s Tea Times,” a story of life on a tea plantation. 15.00 Break 15.30 Introduction by Ian Smith to his new book : […]

BACSA has great pleasure in inviting FIBIS members to RECONSIDERING THE RAJ: 5 lectures in British India. Description 1947 marked the end of British rule in India, 200 years in which the British replaced the Mughals as controlling power and laid the foundations for modern India. In collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in […]

BACSA has great pleasure in inviting FIBIS members to RECONSIDERING THE RAJ: 5 lectures in British India. Description 1947 marked the end of British rule in India, 200 years in which the British replaced the Mughals as controlling power and laid the foundations for modern India. In collaboration with the British Association for Cemeteries in […]